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2018 Africa Food Prize Awarded to the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

Africa Food Prize Awarded to Agricultural Research Institute for Leadership and Innovation in Finding Solutions to the Continent’s Most Pressing Challenges International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA) recognized for generating solutions on and off the farm that have improved the lives of millions in the face of climate change, a surge of crop pests and Continue Reading

Prof. Oniang’o on the Inaugural Most Reputable Africans List 2018

Leading Global Reputation-Management Consulting Company, Reputation Poll, has released its inaugural list of 100 Most Reputable Africans. Reputation Poll which is known globally for its annual ranking of the 100 Most Reputable People on Earth and Most Reputable CEOs in various countries, is also set to be announcing new set of research works on personalities and brands Continue Reading

Sasakawa Africa Board Chair Commends Unilorin Agric Initiative

Prof. Ruth Oniang’o, the Chairperson, Board of Sasakawa Africa Association (SAA), on Monday commended the University of Ilorin (Unilorin) for providing enabling environment for its agriculture programme to flourish. Oniang’o made the commendation when she led the board members of SAA/Sasakawa Fund for Agricultural Extension Education (SAFE) on a courtesy visit to Unilorin Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Continue Reading

Maize from the Motherland

At a young age, Maïmouna Coulibaly watched her mother tilling the fields, growing a little bit of everything — millet, sorghum, maize, rice and peanuts — to support and nourish the family, often coming up with only a basketful of grains.  At a young age, Maïmouna Coulibaly watched her mother tilling the fields, growing a Continue Reading

Champions for nutrition, food security and agribusiness named winners of 2017 Africa Food Prize

Leading advocate for nutrition Hon. Prof. Ruth Oniang’o, Kenya and agriculture entrepreneur Mme Maïmouna Sidibe Coulibaly, Mali will share the USD 100,000 prize Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, 6 September 2017 – Two women, working at both ends of the agriculture supply chain in Africa, have each been awarded the 2017 Africa Food Prize. Hon. Prof. Ruth Oniang’o, Continue Reading